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Improved Stamping Lubricant Performance Test Developed



IRMCO Stamping Lubricants, through a cooperative partnership with Bennett Tool & Die (Nashville, TN), has developed a tool and test method to directly compare stamping lubricant performance prior to use in production.

IRMCO's iTOOL cup-draw process measures and compares frictional forces and deformation temperatures of one or more lubricants compared to the incumbent lubricant. Customer-supplied metal blanks are used to evaluate lubricants to assure the closest correlation to actual production conditions experienced in the field.

Housed in a 300-ton AIDA servo press, iTOOL allows for reproducibility and control of test parameters and data collection.

For more information contact:

IRMCO

2117 Greenleaf Street

Evanston, IL 60202-1088

800-323-2933 / 847-864-0255

www.irmco.com

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